Rod and Wheelers to Serve as West Coast Nationals Featured Club

-Goodguys will honor the Rod and Wheelers car as the featured club at this year's 27th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster

-Goodguys will honor the Rod and Wheelers car as the featured club at this year’s 27th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster

Goodguys is proud to announce “Rod and Wheelers” as the featured car club of this year’s 27th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster August 23-25 at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton. The popular club will be given a portion of “Wind Mill Hill” (located in the center of the Pleasanton Fairgrounds) to park and display their hot rods together and celebrate 6-decades of San Francisco Bay Area hot rodding!

Rods and Wheelers is one of the oldest active car clubs in California. The club was founded in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, California in 1952 and boy have they had some gorgeous rods & customs over the years! In 1960, the club won the second annual Car Craft Magazine “Car Club of the Year” honors. Giving to the needy, donating blood, participating in safety campaigns, and many other worthwhile activities all added up in favor of the club when it was time for Car Craft to select the winner, and the Rod and Wheelers won against hundreds of entries.

Many of the early members are still active in the club today including Larry Block, Joe Maniglia, Dennis Gomes and others. Over the years the club has expanded to other regions and today includes the original San Jose chapter with additional chapters in northern California and even as far away as New Zealand! They stay very active with both weekly and monthly club get-togethers.

Be sure and stop by Wind Mill Hill at the West Coast Nationals to salute these legends of Bay Area hot rodding! To see more of their story, visit their website here.

The Goodguys West Coast Nationals is the longest-running hot rod and custom car event in Northern California and has always been considered the “crown jewel” of all Goodguys national events. To register your car, or buy tickets to this year’s event online, click here.

-A Rod and Wheelers club gathering in San Jose, CA during the late 1950s.

-A Rod and Wheelers club gathering in San Jose, CA during the late 1950s.

-Rod anmd Wheeler club members gather alongside Tony Alvez' 1950 Cadillac many years back

-Rod anmd Wheeler club members gather alongside Tony Alvez’ 1950 Cadillac many years back

 

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